Your Dedicated Pensacola Bankruptcy, Wills, Trusts and Probate Lawyer
Safeguarding the rights and interests of clients in Northwest Florida
I am Amy Logan Sliva and for more than 28 years I have been an advocate for the legal needs of individual clients and their loved ones in Northwest Florida in the following legal areas:
Wills and Trusts
Helping people recover from financial crisis
Today's economy forces many people to file for bankruptcy. If you have mounting credit card debt, feel you may lose your home, or have lost your job and can't meet your monthly expenses, I can help you file for debt relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
I have handled over 8,000 bankruptcies, so you can trust that I have the knowledge, experience and understanding of bankruptcy laws to assist you. When you come to see me for a free consultation, I go over your situation to determine if you need to file for bankruptcy and explain how each of the different types of bankruptcy can help you. I navigate you through the process of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, protecting your assets so you can emerge on the other side in the best position to move onward.
Protecting your legacy
I provide comprehensive estate planning services to keep you from worrying about your legacy and the future of your family. I can help you protect your assets, your family, other loved ones and business partners. If difficulties arise in dividing assets according to a deceased loved one's wishes, I am a skilled mediator and litigator who can provide aggressive representation in probate matters.
My welcoming staff of two legal assistants and a receptionist are ready with me to help you.
Successfully serving clients in Florida
Amy Logan Sliva represents individuals and their loved ones in Pensacola and Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida.
A Pensacola lawyer you can count on
If you need help filing for bankruptcy or creating a will or a trust, or have a probate matter, call Amy Logan Sliva at 850-438-6603 or contact my firm online to schedule an appointment.
313 West Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Experienced Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer
Assisting with your Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Pensacola
Amy Logan Sliva is a debt-relief agency helping individuals file for debt-relief under the Bankruptcy Code. I work with you from the beginning to the end of the bankruptcy process. Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding that helps people who cannot pay their bills get a fresh financial start. The right to file for bankruptcy is provided by federal law and all bankruptcy cases are handled in federal court. Filing bankruptcy immediately stops your creditors from seeking to collect debts from you, at least until your debts are sorted out according to the law. My goal is to get you past this tough time in your life as quickly as possible.
What can bankruptcy do for you?
Bankruptcy may make it possible for you to:
Eliminate the legal obligation to pay most or all of your debts. This is called a discharge of debts. It is designed to give you a fresh financial start.
Stop foreclosure on your house or mobile home and allow you an opportunity to catch up on missed payments. (Bankruptcy does not, however, automatically eliminate mortgages and other liens on your property without payment.)
Prevent repossession of a car or other property, or force the creditor to return property even after it has been repossessed.
Stop wage garnishment, debt collection harassment and similar creditor actions to collect a debt.
Restore or prevent termination of utility service.
Allow you to challenge the claims of creditors who have committed fraud or who are otherwise trying to collect more than you really owe.
What bankruptcy cannot do
Bankruptcy cannot, however, cure every financial problem. Nor is it the right step for every individual. In bankruptcy, it is usually not possible to:
Eliminate certain rights of secured creditors. A secured creditor has taken a mortgage or other lien on property as collateral for the loan. Common examples are car loans and home mortgages. You can force secured creditors to take payments over time in the bankruptcy process and bankruptcy can eliminate your obligation to pay any additional money if your property is taken. Nevertheless, you generally cannot keep the collateral unless you continue to pay the debt.
Discharge types of debts singled out by the bankruptcy law for special treatment, such as child support, alimony, certain other debts related to divorce, some student loans, court restitution orders, criminal fines and some taxes.
Protect co-signers on your debts. When a relative or friend has co-signed a loan, and the consumer discharges the loan in bankruptcy, the co-signer may still have to repay all or part of the loan.
Discharge debts that arise after a bankruptcy has been filed.
What types of bankruptcy cases should I consider?
There are four types of bankruptcy cases provided under the law:
Chapter 7 straight bankruptcy or liquidation requires a debtor to give up property, which exceeds certain limits called exemptions, so the property can be sold to pay creditors
Chapter 11 reorganization used by businesses and a few individual debtors whose debts are very large
Chapter 12 reserved for family farmers
Chapter 13 debt adjustment requires a debtor to file a plan to pay debts (or parts of debts) from current income
Most people filing bankruptcy will want to file under wither Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Either type of case may be filed individually or by a married couple filing jointly.
Filing bankruptcy in Pensacola, Florida
If you need help filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Pensacola, call Amy Logan Sliva at 850-438-6603 or contact my firm online to set up a free initial consultation.
Areas of practice
Trusts and Estates
Awards and honors
BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell a widely respected mark of achievement signifying quality legal work, professionalism and solid ethical standards
Admitted to practice
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1983
Florida, 1984U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1986
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern Division of Florida, 1998
University of Kansas, J.D., 1983
University of Arkansas, B.S., Ch.E, 1980
Northern District Bankruptcy Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Born in Lawrence, Kansas